Succulents have never been more on trend than they are right now, and these low maintenance plants make the perfect houseplant for those of any age to learn how to nurture their green thumb. These eclectic plants come in silhouettes and growing habits that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Succulents are low-maintenance, get by on minimal water, and come in an amazing assortment of interesting shapes, varied patterns, unusual colors and many even boast beautiful flowers! Try your hand at succulents and see how exceedingly easy these gems are to grow.
Here are the general rules for growing top-quality succulents:
Light - Succulents prefer bright light, the brighter the better! Place your succulent in a window where it can get direct sunlight. Succulents don’t do well in the shade but will thrive when the sun is shining brightly on them.
Temperature - Keep your ambient room temperature anywhere from 55° to 75° Fahrenheit. Too hot or too cold can be detrimental to the health of the plant, however, normal home conditions are suitable for succulents.
Water - Water whenever the soil gets dry and pulls away from the edges of the pot. Water just enough to soak the soil evenly. Overwatering a succulent is as bad as not watering it at all, as these are drought-resistant plants designed to withstand extremely dry conditions.
Be sure to visit our Independence location for our complimentary succulent seminar, The Wonderful World of Succulents, to learn about the many succulent varieties available and how to care for and maintain them for succulent success! Click here for seminar details.